As Guest Post for FTG Magazine
The heatwave has hit different parts of the world and the sun, even if it feels so nice, is not only a skin killer but makes us prone to many other dangerous diseases.
That being said, we always had a hard time picking a non-greasy, organic sunscreen, which is not only safe but also chemical-free. If you are looking for natural, safe and cruelty-free way to protect your skin from the damages of the sun, here are a few to experiment with!
REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 (vegan)
WHY WE LOVE IT: REN’s sunscreen gives the face a much-needed matt look! With SPF 30 and vegan ingredients, it provides UV and blue light protection – its key ingredients are zinc oxide, yellow passion fruit seed extract and rice starch. Apart from being travel-friendly, it smells great too. Ren is also promoting zero waste with a global activist partner, Surfrider; they are cleaning up beaches and oceans worldwide.
PAI Hello Sunshine: Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30 (vegan)
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Pai sunscreen is one to watch! The SPF 30 sun protection checks all the boxes with its mineral & plant formula created to protect and repair skin. It’s non-greasy so you can apply makeup on top of it as its key ingredients include cotton extract and zinc oxide save the skin from damage caused by UVB, UVA and visible radiation. The sunscreen is COSMOS natural certified.
Family Natural Sunscreen SPF45 (vegan)
WHY WE LOVE IT: As the name suggests, the Family Natural Sunscreen is kids-friendly too! SPF 45 protects the skin from sunburn and reduces harmful free radical damage caused by the sun’s ultra-violet rays. It’s enriched with vitamin E, shea butter and antioxidant green tea extract to nurture and moisturise the skin. Jason products are biodegradable and cruelty-free and without nasty chemicals such as petrolatum, phthalates, parables, artificial colours and sulphates.
ALBA BOTANICA Sensitive Sunscreen spray SPF 50 (vegetarian)
WHY WE LOVE IT: If you are looking for easy apply sun protection, this is the one! You simply spray on this earth-friendly mist – it’s lightweight, fast-drying and fragrance-free. It helps to protect against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of ageing.
GREEN PEOPLE Scent free sun lotion SPF 30 (vegetarian)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Green People created effective and fragrance-free UVA and UVB protection based on an easy-to-apply formula suitable even for sensitive skin.
It’s moisturizing and water repellent yet non-pore-clogging which allows your skin to breathe. As they are being ethically responsible, they are proud to present this reef-safe sun lotion in fully recyclable, renewable sugar cane packaging, which is also completely carbon-neutral.
WELEDA Edelweiss After Sun Lotion (vegan)
WHY WE LOVE IT: Cool, soothing and quick-to-apply skin relief, Weleda After Sun Lotion provides intensive moisture and helps keep a long-lasting tan. Light and non-sticky, it’s blended with organic olive oil, aloe vera gel and nettle, to regenerate the skin after UV exposure, adding moisture to support a long-lasting natural tan. A product that cools the body down and smells great, sounds like a win!
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